Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2020-11-20


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

1. Power Platform connectors already for Azure Communication Services SMS and FHIR Base and Clinical endpoints (among many others) – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/24-new-connectors-released-in-october-2020/
2. Keeping you aware of URL updates on Power Apps – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/retiring-web-powerapps-com/
3. Nice updates to Power Automate Desktop capabilities – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-automate-desktop-november-2020-update/
4. Connection References explained – https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/crminthefield/posts/using-connection-references-with-power-automate-and-common-data-service
5. Awesome updates to Power Query / Dataflows – https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/whats-new-in-power-query-dataflows-november-2020/  and https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-visual-data-prep-public-preview-diagram-view-in-power-platform-dataflows/  and https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/whats-new-in-power-query-and-dataflows-in-power-apps-november-2020/
6. Good tips for healthy auditing in CDS – https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/crminthefield/posts/finding-all-audit-enabled-tables-and-columns-for-your-common-data-service-environment
7. Project Oakdale becomes Dataverse for Teams and is now GA – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/reshape-the-future-of-work-with-microsoft-dataverse-for-teams-now-generally-available/
8. Terminology updates in Dataverse (keep an eye out for new terms in
documentation/etc.) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/common-data-service/data-platform-intro#terminology-updates
9. Power Automate for Teams gets enhanced as a Teams App – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/create-flows-easily-with-the-new-power-automate-app-for-teams/
10. Build more pro-code Virtual Agents more easily – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-virtual-agents-integration-with-bot-framework-composer-is-available-in-public-preview/
11. CoE Starter Kit updates. Find them all here – https://github.com/microsoft/powerapps-tools/tree/master/Administration/CoEStarterKit/Individual%20Components
12. Containers in Canvas Apps goes to Preview – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-layout-containers-in-canvas-apps-make-responsive-apps-easier/
13. Official documentation on governing Dataverse for Teams Environments – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/guidance/adoption/teams-environment-strategy and https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/manage-microsoft-dataverse-for-teams-environments/ and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/guidance/coe/teams-governance
14. API Mgmt connectors in Dataverse for Teams Environments – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-api-management-connector-on-the-power-platform/
15. Options to track customer engagement – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/using-the-power-platform-to-track-customer-interactions/
16. UI Flow Analytics – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introduction-to-power-automate-rpa-ui-flows-analytics/
17. Understand what tier your Flow runs in – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-automate/limits-and-config

What’s New in CE:

1. New Rich Text Editor control for CE Apps – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-rich-text-editor-rte-control/
2. Tips and tricks for working with the Timeline control – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/making-the-timeline-maker-more-productive/
3. Healthcare Accelerator updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/industry/healthcare/accelerator-deprecation
4. Reminder that you have to update to Unified Interface by Dec 1! – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/model-driven-apps/faqs-transition-unified-interface

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.24647 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update246
* Core CDS Platform update expected this weekend to 9.1.0.24943 (or greater) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update249
* AI Builder to 202010.2.505.3 then 202010.3.1305.2
* Finance and Operations Virtual Entity to 2.3.1.7, then 2.3.1.9, then 2.4.1.1
* Service Scheduling to 9.0.20103.1007
* Power Platform Connection References to 1.2.3.0
* Flow Extensions to 1.1.7.0
* Customer Voice to 2.0.0.9
* Field Service to 8.8.31.60
* Project Service to 3.10.43.76
* Enterprise Sales to 9.0.2010.3000
* Omnichannel to 1.5.11.1047
* Project Core to 1.0.4.71

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Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2020-11-06


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Power Apps Portals new identity provider is now GA – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-apps-portals-simplified-identity-provider-configuration-generally-available/
* Good stuff for Custom APIs in Power Platform – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-custom-api-preview/
* Model-Driven App Offline goes GA – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/mobile-offline-for-power-apps/
* Model Driven App Search. Better. – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-the-new-search-experience-in-model-driven-power-apps/
* Form processing also takes a huge step forward – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/ai-builder-form-processing-models-can-now-train-using-documents-that-have-different-layouts/

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* Virtual Entities for Human Resources – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-admin-integration-common-data-service-virtual-entities
* Custom Links in Manager Self Service – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-employee-manager-self-service-custom-links
* Cross Company Leave in HR – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-employee-self-service-calendar
* Leave Improvements in HR – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-leave-and-absence-manage-employee-leave
* Nice Commerce Tech Talk – https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/techtalks/posts/dynamics-365-commerce-overview-november-2-2020
* Manufacturers going D2C – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2020/11/05/how-consumer-goods-organizations-are-adapting-by-going-d2c/

What’s New in F&SCM:

* Lease Approval Workflows in F&SC – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/finance/asset-leasing/use-create-lease-wrkflw
* Use Electronic Reporting to generate Bar Codes – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/analytics/er-barcode-data-sources

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.24055 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update240
* Core CDS Platform update expected this weekend to 9.1.0.24345 (or greater) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update243
* Field Service to 8.8.30.113
* Project Service to 3.10.42.43
* Remote Assist to 1.0.0.228
* Omnichannel overall solution update (lots of piece parts, so not giving versions)
* Dual-write to 1.0.22
* Flow extensions to 1.1.7.0
* Guides to 500.1.1.1
* Gamification to 2020.9.25.0
* Channel Integration Framework v1 to 9.1.0.420
* AI Builder to 2.9.3.3 then 2.9.4.3
* Sales to 9.0.2010.1003
* Sales Insights to 9.0.2009.1023
* Marketing to 1.35.10067.1044

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